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volume in gratitude for his prudent 
guidance, his affectionate interest, and his 
ever too few and always pleasant visits. 



Uta lExrplIpnrQ 
2II)p moHt Spuprrnft ulhomaB Mary ©'iCrary. 3. S. 

BISHOP OF SPRINGFIELD 



Four years of work and play — 
four years of prayer and study — 
Four years of friendship and 
guidance — 

four years of trial and achieve- 
ment — a hfetime of memory. 

—OUR ELMATA 



Book 1 THE COLLEGE 

Book 2 THE CLASSES 

Book 3 THE CLUBS 

Book 4 THE ACTIVITIES 



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I am the mother of 
fair love and of fear 
and of knowledge 
and of holy hope. 



Ecclus xxiV'24. 



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^IJOW can we express adequately our apprecia- 

tion of the work of our faculty? To indicate 
what we owe them, we must go back farther than 
1935. For, it is to them that we must be grateful 
for the traditions, ideals, and scholastic standing of 
our College. More particularly must we express 
our thanks for their exemplary lives of scholarship, 
culture, and piety. It is our ardent prayer that God 
will always bless them and give to the Class of '39 
the grace to be a source of pride to them in future 
years. 



THE 
ROTUNDA 



ON THE 
STAIRS 



A READING-ROOM 
CORNER 



OUR LADY'S 
GROTTO 




ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 




O LEARY HALL 



Class Poem 



Shall we chant our teachers' praise, 
For leading us through learning's maze; 
Through the twisted paths unknown, 
That we at last have made our own? 

Or was it through our parents' care. 
Who smoothed the way and paid the fare, 
And always lent a helping hand, 
To breast the waves, and reach the land? 

Shall we thank our country's name 
That this democracy did frame; 
And let the note of freedom chime, 
O'er this land for all time? 

Perhaps the thanks is due a friend. 
Who did the inspiration send; 
And by his prayer with ours united. 
Brought the end we now have sighted. 

Perhaps for these victorious palms 
To God we should sing our psalms: 
Who showed the road whereon we stood, 
And gave us Grace to do the good. 

To teachers, parents, country and friend, 
To Lord of all, our praises tend; 
To one and all, we gratitude owe, 
From loyal hearts, our deep thanks flow. 

Mary O'Connor. 




"Jo" is the type that is welcome in 
any circle — especially if there are cow- 
boy songs in the air, or if Mussolini 
is in need of defense. "Jo" is hap- 
pily remembered for her songs — and 
she sings with feeling, for her smile — 
and it is a winner; for her sincerity — 
it is charming. Her manner is quiet ; 
yet every event from a basketball game 
to a glide on the waxed square found 
"Josie" present — with her smile and 
ever ready wit. 



JOSEPHINE RITA ALBANO 
29 Massasoit Rd. 



Worcester 



Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Society, 1. 2, 3, 4; 
"The Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; A. A., 1, 2, 4; Metaphysical Club, 3; 
Social Action Forum, 4; Le Cercle Frangais, 1, 2; B. V. M. Sodality, 
1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball, 1, 2, 4. 




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A slim and graceful "Sophisticated 
Lady." A "causeur" of the "Tribe of 
Ben" called Kenny, fresh from a suc- 
cessful appearance as one of the young 
moderns in "Stage Door." Her forte 
is definitely the theater; her desire, to 
follow the footlights. With her easy 
nonchalance, sturdy sense of humor, 
background of a Celtic heritage, 
Kenny's future in that field is assured. 
While we've known her, Helen has 
gone her way with that same sort of 
impersonal aloofness to difficulties that 
have arisen. So we can safely wish 
for Helen — many a curtain call! 



HELEN ROSALIE BARRETT 
26 Mosher St. Holyoke 

B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; -Glee Club, 2, 3; M. J. B. Debiting 
Society, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana, 1, 2, 3; Metaphysical Club, 3; 
"The Marquee", 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Circle, 2; A. A., 
1, 2, 3, 4; Literature Committee, Chairman, 4. 






She answered to the name of "Mag", 
you remember, and it was fun to have 
her around to answer. You could be 
sure of a real homey chat that did your 
heart good when "Mag" dropped in 
for a visit, and you could be equally 
certain that you would hear much of 
her hearty laugh. "Mag" was a real 
person — at home on the elocution 
platform, the cheering section, or the 
dance floor. And she likes to tell you 
of all the celebrities who call Uxbridge 
"home" ! 



MARGARET GERTRUDE BRESNAHAN 



15 Mendon St. 



Uxbridge 



Glee Club, 1, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Society, 1, 2, 3, 4; The 
Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball, 1, 2; Monsignor 
Doyle Science Circle, 1, 2; Metaphysical Club, 3 ; Social Action Forum, 
4; Le Cercle Franfais, 1, 2; B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4. 





"Phil" is a good person to put on a 
job when you want it done, and done 
well. Her most prominent virtue is 
her generosity, and many a fellow 
student can nod grateful agreement to 
that. Maybe her usual manner of liv- 
ing is not as noisy as the general run 
of us — Phil studied even if she hated 
to be accused of it. But you didn't 
have to count twice to be sure she was 
present for all the fun. She had one 
very distinctive hobby — she liked to 
invent a coiffure for every other day. 





PHILIPPA MARY BURKE 
11 Wyman St. Worcester 

Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fran(ais, 1, 2, 3, 4; Corte 
Castellana, 2, 3, 4; A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4; "The Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; 
M. J. B. Debating Society, 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action Forum, 4; Meta- 
physical Club, 3; Monsignor Doyle Science, 1, 2; B. V. M. Sodality, 
1, 2, 3, 4; Chairman of Refreshments, Senior Prom; Passion Play, 
Manager, 2, 3. 



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"Sammy" of the "Tribe of Ben" — 
smart, modern, bewitchingly lovely. 
A bit of Puck and a bit more of Pan — 
his very pipes hidden in her charming 
voice. Her flair for design is ex- 
pressed in sketches that sweep into 
reality under her deft, imaginative 
stroke. Definitely versatile, "Sammy" 
does everything better than best. Her 
French would be tout a fait parisien 
at the Place de la Concorde, and her 
Spanish on las plazas de Madrid. 
Because many and oft are the times 
Ann goes Holy-Cross-ward, for her we 
draft the most romantic of futures. 



6 Main St. 



ANN CECELIA CARROLL 



Miliville 



B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, Secretary 1, Treasurer 2, 
Vice-President 3, President 4; La Corle Casiellctna. Secretary 1, Treas- 
urer 2, Vice-President 3, President 4; M. J. B. Debating Society, 1, 2, 
Secretary 3; ' The Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor 
Doyle Science Circle, 1, 2; Social Action Forum, 4; Sophomore Hop, 
Music Chairman; Junior Prom, Music Chairman; Elmata Dance, Gen- 
eral Chairman; Art Editor, Elmata; Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4; A Capella 
Chairman, 4. 




With an all-embracing smile, Marie 
has greeted us each morning through- 
out our four years at the Elms. It 
didn't take us long to discover that 
underlying her genial nature is a keen, 
appreciative sense of humor. More 
than once that blessed gift came to the 
fore, and saved the day. She can be 
serious, too. When it comes to apply- 
ing herself to studies or class duties — 
presto, a very different Marie emerges 
and goes to work on her assignment. 
A happy disposition, such as yours, is 
a valuable asset in life, Marie. 





MARIE ELEANOR COURTNEY 
5 Beacon Ave. Holyoke 

"The Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Society, 1, 2, 3, 4; 
A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Circle, 1, 2; Le Cercle 
Fran^ais, 1, 2; Glee Club, 1; Social Action Forum, 4; B. V. M. 
Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club, 3. 




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"Rosie" — a name synonymous with 
extra curricula activities. Wherever 
there was activity, there was "Rosie". 
A proverbial "friend in need", her 
door was a magnet to all who passed. 
Her scholastic drives were as powerful 
as those on the tennis court, and that's 
not bad! A knitter "par excellence", 
and equally clever on the basketball 
floor! As president of the French 
Club, she made no small contribution 
to the "Cercle Frau^ais" . Still she 
found time to take part in West Point's 
social life, and to wind up four glori- 
ous years as chairman of the Senior 
Ball. 



ROSEMARY ANN CUMMINGS 



370 West St. 



Pittsfield 



Le Cercle Franfais. 1, Treasurer 2, 3, President 4; A. A., 1, 2, 
3, 4; Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Tennis Champion, 1; Monsignor Doyle 
Science Club, 2; Metaphysical Club, 3; "The Marquee", 4; A Capella 
Chairman, 4; Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2. 3; Orchestra, 
1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action Forum, 4; Senior Prom, General Chairman. 





A prismatic glass in the light with 
its variegated rays Marguerita Danahey. 
In one light — firm waves of philos- 
ophy and debating converging in 
logical thought and extending beyond 
in linguistic fluency. Delicate, well- 
defined lines of rhythm, harmony, 
perspective. Another turn — dramatic 
ability in one magnificent sweep of 
color. Then the most important part 
of our prism, its foundation, Mar- 
guerita herself — gracious, generous, 
strongly willed, highly intelligent. 
We admire her talents, but we respect 
still more the charming personality 
that enhances them, the strong char- 
acter that fortifies them. 



MARGUERITA MARY DANAHEY 
22 Sanford St. Chicopee 

M. J. B. Debating Society, 1. Secretary 2, Vice-President 3, 
President, 4; The Marquee", 1, 2, Vice-President 3, 4; A. A.. 1, 
Treasurer 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fian(ais. 1. Secretary 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 
1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Club. 1. 2; Social Action Forum, 
4; Metaphysical Club. 3; B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4. 





Four short years a^o "Dolor" came 
to O. L. E. with great expectations for 
the future, and a determination to 
reaHze them. That future has come 
and gone, and with it has come the 
fulfillment of these ambitions. She is 
determined and never wavers either in 
her ideas or her ideals. Her friendli- 
ness has endeared her to everyone — 
students and faculty alike. Her service 
as Vice-President of her class for four 
years, and as Editor-in-Chief of the 
Year Book give evidence of the prac- 
tical side of her nature. 



DOLORES THERESE DONLIN 
73 Miller St. Springfield 

Vice-President, 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Frangais, 1, 2, 3, 4; B. V. M. 
Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 4; M. J. B. Debating Society, 
2, 3, 4; "The Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; A. A., 1, 2, 4; Monsignor Doyle 
Science Club, 1, 2; Social Action Forum, 4; Metaphysical Club, 3; 
Sophomore Hop, Chairman Refreshments; Freshman Reception, Gen- 
eral Chairman; Cap and Gown Sunday, Entertainment Chairman; 
Editor-in-Chief, Elmata. 




A warm smile, a cheery "Hi" — and 
"Fitz" is with us. If we can manage 
it, she stays. Gaiety and sincerity go 
hand in hand in her make-up. As a 
"property man", actress, or party chair- 
man, we could depend on her to be 
an indefatigable worker, and to cheer 
us with her contagious laugh. Nor 
did she have to read Dale Carnegie 
to learn how to make friends — it seems 
to be her native quality. We think it 
is this latter gift that will prove a rich 
blessing in life. 





MARGARET PATRICIA FITZFATRICK 
150 East Sr. Great Harrington 

Secretary, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; 
'The Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fran^ais. 1. 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. 
Debating Society, 2, 3; A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science 
Club, 2; Social Action Forum, 4; Metaphysical Club, 3. 



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The prefect of our sodality — and 
such an able one! Quietly and thor- 
oughly has she worked, shepherding 
her charges, smoothing out difficulties, 
ever capable, ever serene. Before we 
referred to her as prefect, she was 
noted for her "room". Her un- 
bounded hospitality, her helpfulness, 
the fact that she was an Academy grad 
— no wonder that the annex was 
never without a visitor. We don't 
doubt that Mary will find happiness 
in life — with characteristic foresight 
and philosophy facing and overcoming 
its difficulties. 



/ 



MARY ANACITA FOGARTY 
1 Pleasant St. Three Rivers 

B. V. M. Sodality, 1, Secretary 2, Vice Prefect 3, Prefect 4 
La Corte Castellana, 1, Secretary 2, 3; M. J. B. Debating Society, 3 
"The Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Circle, 2, 3, 
Metaphysical Club, 3 ; Social Action Forum, 4; A. A., 1, 2; Halloween 
Party, Chairman decoration; General Chairman, Cap and Gown Sun- 
day, 3. 





She belies the theory that brains do 
not go hand in hand with beauty. A 
"natural" in philosophy, her striking 
good looks and ability to wear clothes 
made her a unanimous choice for the 
Daisy chain and the Fashion Show. 
She has the ability to do things — and 
do them well. Her enthusiasm and 
cooperation have been definite assets 
to the class of '39. Add to these her 
ability to make friends and we predict 
a full life for Gertrude. 



GERTRUDE LAURETTA FOOTIT 
30 Nevada St. Springfield 

Secretary, I. 2 ; Le Cercle Franfa/s. \, 2, i, 4; Le Carte Castellana. 
1; A. A., 1, 2. 3; Monsignor Doyle Science Circle. 2; Metaphysical 
Club. 3 ; Social Action Forum, 4; "The Marquee", 1, 2. 3. -1; B. V. M. 
Sodality, 1, 2, 3, Treasurer 4; Glee Club, 1, 4; Sophomore Hop. 
Co-Chairman favors; Freshman Reception. Co-Chairman favors; Asso- 
ciate editor, Elmata. 






"Ivor" of the "Tribe of Ben" — she 
has read all species of hterature but 
it is only upon very close questioning 
that she ever exhibits her knowledge. 
Native talents are an ever ready smile, 
a smooth alto voice, which adds a 
pleasing harmony to every quartet, and 
a sense of rhythm displayed in her 
triangle tapping. Her cheery rejoinder 
of "Jeezle Beezle" and a few other 
choice ones give evidence of her orig- 
inality. If eyes have anything to do 
with efficiency, Fordie has what it 
takes. It is with regret that we bid 
her au revoir. 



MARIE LOUISE FORD 



163 Lenox Ave. 



Pittsfieid 



Gk-(r Club, 2, 3, 4; Orchestra, 2, 3. 4; A Capella Chairman, 4 
A. A.. 1, 2, 3. 4; Basketball, 1; Monsignor Doyle Science Club, 1, 2 
Metaphysical Club, 3; Social Action Foruin, 4; "The Marquee", 3, 4 
Le Ctrc/e Fraii(ais. 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Prom, Chairman favors; B. V. M 
Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Will. 




"Marg" — our foremost exponent of 
the "on with the dance" motif. Truck, 
Ghde, Lambeth, she does all with a 
definite assurance. Popular, her "bon 
mots" are keen, and clever. 'Garu's ' 
laughing personality is felt at meeting 
— and that first impression remains. 
We always counted on her to keep the 
"Commuters' Haven ' in gay mood. 
Still, "Garu" does not eschew more 
serious business. A real student, she 
is excellent in French. And should 
we speak of future, we leave "Marg" 
with a more than promising outlook — 
it is a positive appeal for the best Life 
offers. 





MARGARET MARY GARVEY 



146 King St. 



Springfield 



B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Circle, 
1, 2; Le Ceicle Fni>n\i/f. 1, 2, 3, Treasurer 4; A. A., 1, 2; Glee Club, 
4; Metaphysical Club, 3; Social Action Forum. 4; Senior Prom, Music 
Chairman; Elmata, Associate Editor. 





We, of the class of 1939, feel that 
Mary should receive an honorary de- 
cree in addition to her B.A. — her C.C. 
(College Chauffeur) — a mark of dis- 
tinction she has earned. If anyone 
has given the use of her car and her 
time willingly and frequently, it has 
been Mary. But that spirit of giving 
herself is a charactertistic trait. Those 
who have served on committees with 
her know how very true this is. 
Thoughtful, agreeable, witty, ready for 
work, and ready for fun — Mary, for 
whom we sincerely wish future suc- 
cess and happiness. 



MARY CATHERINE GIBLIN 
133 King St. Springfield 

Le Carch FrarK^aii. 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; B. V. M. 
Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; 'The Marquee", 1, 2, 4; M. J. B. Debating 
Society, 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club, 3; Social Action Forum, 4; 
Monsignor D(_)yle Science Club, 1, 2; A. A., 1, 2. 



We called her "Ann" — because she 
was named Anna and preferred Anne. 
Remember her crown of golden hair? 
Remember her tinkUng laugh? "Ann" 
had a quiet, reserved nature that was 
only a camouflage for the nature that 
was fun-loving and riot-causing. She 
was a student, who really made friends 
of her books ; she was a musician, too, 
with a preference for baritones; she 
was a friend who practiced sincerity. 
A practical nature bound up with a 
love of the beautiful. 




ANNE ELIZABETH GILLOOLY 



66 Meacham St. 



Williamstown 



Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, Secretary 4; D. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Monsignor Doyle Science Club, 2; "Tiie Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Le Cercle Fran(ais. 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action Forum, -i ; Metapliysicai 
Club, 3; A. A., 1, 2. 



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The scientific genius of our class. 
Friendly yet reserved, always well- 
groomed, perfectly at ease, and ever 
composed, Helen has quietly made her 
ability to charm known to all. Though 
we loved your attempts to entertain us 
with your "petites plaisenteries", 
Helen, we're sorry we have to admit 
that even now we don't see the point 
of your duck joke. Our knowing her 
has made us love her, admire and envy 
her vast knowledge, and has assured 
us that "Keeg " will successfully ter- 
minate whatever enterprise she may 
attempt in life. 



HELEN GERTRUDE KEEGAN 
19 Chatham St. 



Pittsfield 



B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, i ; A. A., 1, 2; Le Cercle Franftiis, 
1, 2, 3; Monsignor Doyle Science Club. Treasurer 2, Vice-President 3, 
President l; M. J. B. Debating Society, 2, 3; ' The Marquee", 1, 2, 4; 
Glee Club, 1, 2; Social Action Forum, 4; Metaphysical Club, 3. 



Eleanor was always ready to devote 
her time and energy to any class 
activity. Her ability to handle money 
was evidenced by her competent bal- 
ancing of our class budget for four 
years — a job which none of us envied 
her. Good sportsmanship, skill in 
athletics, capability in any classroom, 
attractiveness, emphasized by her wavy 
auburn hair and her clever choice of 
colors in her wardrobe to bring out 
the beauty of that hair, all made her 
an outstanding individual and an out- 
standing member of the class of '39. 





ELEANOR THERESA KELLIHER 
25 Abbctt St. 



Grecnheld 



Treasurer, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2. 3; B. V. M. Sod.ility 
1, 2, 3, 4; 'The Marquee", 1, 2, 3. 4; Lc Ccicle Fi.i:h\i:k 1, 2, 3. 4 
M. J. B. Debating Club, 2. 3; A. A.. 1. 2, Secretary 3. President 4 
Monsignor Doyle Science Club. 2; Ser.ior Prom, Chairman Favors 
Metaphysical Club, 3; Social Action Foium, 4. 





Rather tall, definitely collegiate 
looking, and blond. Always ready, 
willing, and most able to be our 
pianist when we wanted to dance to 
the latest swing numbers or when, in 
a more serious mood, we wished to 
listen to some operatic air. A real 
lover of music, a composer as well as 
a very clever pianist, an excellent 
swimmer and diver, fond of all sports. 
All her talents and charms together 
with her sweetness, sincerity, and can- 
didness make "Lark" a very real per- 
sonality, and a delightful person to 
know. 



MARY MARGARET LARKIN 



B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Ceicle Fran(ais, 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Monsignor Doyle Science Club, 1, 2 ; A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4; "The Marquee", 
1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club, 3; 
Social Action Forum, President, 4; Ring Committee, Chairman; Sopho- 
more Hop, Music Chairman; Elmata Dance, Music Chairman; Basket- 
ball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Song. 





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One girl who could answer all the 
questions of any "Information Please". 
Extremely well-informed on a variety 
of subjects, social and sociable, friendly 
to all. "Anne" was an industrious 
worker, a valuable member of any 
committee, and was generous almost to 
a fault. As an interpretive dancer, 
she led the troupe in "Pilate's Daugh- 
ter", — and as a ballroom dancer, she 
would stand out anywhere. Refresh- 
ingly lovely, with the unusual com- 
bination of blond hair and brown eyes, 
so we will always remember her. And 
leaving her we wish her all success. 





ANNA LOUISE LEHR 
68 Parkside St. Springfield 

Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Club, 
3, 4 ; Le Cercle Fran(uis. 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Circle, 
1. 2; Metaphysical Club, 3; Social Action Forum, 4; Freshman Re- 
ception, Co-Chairman Initiation; "The Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee 
Club, 4; Senior Prom, Chairman Decorations. 





A natural born leader! Although 
she has directed our class through four 
happy years, the word "dominating" 
cannot be applied to her personality. 
Rather her mind dominates by its 
force, clarity, and store of knowledge. 
She specialized in debating and dra- 
matics, and to those she contributed 
much time and labor. We wouldn't 
be wrong in saying that her red gold 
hair and flawless complexion — com- 
plete with a freckle or two on the nose 
— are the envy of all. Steak is her 
delight, candid cameraing, her hobby. 
Her versatility insures her a splendid 
future. 



EDNA FRANCES LUNNEY 



61 Hathaway St. 



North Adams 



President, 1, 2, 3, 4; Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating? 
Club, 2, 3, 4; The Marquee ", 1, 2, 3, President 4; Social Aciion 
Forum, 4; Metaphysical Club, 3; A. A., 1, 2; Monsignor Doyle 
Science Club, 2; Le Cercle Fmncn/s. 1, 2; Business Manager, and 
F.lmata. i 




i 




Petite and pretty, a friend to every- 
one, and a good student. "May's" 
vocabulary in French as well as in 
Spanish has been the envy of us all. 
Her willingness to work has been a 
boon to the class of '39 — and to the 
school — for she's always ready to vol- 
unteer her services when she can be of 
help to anyone. Whatever her course 
of life, we feel sure that our "May " 
will be just as successful in it as she has 
been during her four years at O. L. E. 




MARY MARGARET MAHONEY 



2 Pleasant St. 



Blackstone 



B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 4; U Corle 
Ca.Uellana. 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fran(ais, 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating 
Society, 1, 2; "The Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor 
Doyle Science Circle, 1, 2; Social Action Forum, 4; Sophomore Hop, 
Co-Chairman Tickets; Junior Prom, Ticket Chairman; Elmata Dance, 
Publicity Chairman; Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4. 




The cheeriest and friendhest mem- 
ber of our class, "Molly", by her 
thoughtfulness and lovable nature, 
charms everyone with whom she 
comes in contact. An eager scholar — 
one who is always ready with a con- 
tribution, and a conscientious worker — 
always the first to rush to the library to 
seek that reference mentioned in class. 
Remember how sweet and pretty she 
looked in her original party dress at 
the sophomore Halloween party? We 
wish you luck and happiness, "Molly", 
and hope that all your dreams come 
true. 



MARY ANN MARTINIK 
10 Barrett St. Clinton 

Social Action Forum, 4; Metaphysical Club, President; Co-Chair- 
man Picture Committee; Social Action Forum, 4; Monsignor Doyle 
Science Circle, 1, 2; M. J. B. Debating Society, 1, 2, 3, 4; "The 
Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fmn(an. 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corle Castel- 
lana, 1, 2, 3; Glee Club, 4; B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; Prophecy 
of the Prophet. 





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sparkling with joie de vivre, deli- 
cately graceful. Loretta has definite 
histrionic ability — we can never forget 
her superb portrayal of Kate, in Tam- 
ing of the Shrew". With marvelous 
ease, she can knit her way through 
miles of yarn, and a lovely creation 
unfolds itself at the end. A second 
Barney Oldfield at the wheel, Loretta 
can turn her car not on that famous 
dime, but sans souci, on the front 
lawn. Tolerant and sincere, Loretta is 
a marvelous friend, with a whimsical 
air about her that draws us to her — 
and we remain to love. 



LORETTA ROSE McCARRY 

281 Lexington St. Springfield 

Le Cercle Frunfais, 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Circle, 2; 
A. A., 1, 2, 4; Metaphysical Club, 3; Social Action Forum, 4; "The 
Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 4; 
Sophomore Hop, Co-Chairman Tickets; Freshman Reception, Co- 
Chairman Favors; Class Prophet. 




Claire could have been the model 
for Goldsmith's Parson; "even though 
vanquished, he argued still." From an 
endless store of knowledge gained by 
wide reading, she draws proof to back 
every point about a current something. 
And not content with that, Claire 
amazes those ranged around by argu- 
ing just as fluently in French or 
Spanish. As a publicity manager, she 
has been excellent — flooding the 
papers with news of our doings. 
Gentle, yet carefree, Claire is as pretty 
as a picture and so, so interesting to 
know. 



CLAIRE JULIA McCARTHY 

453 Appleton St. Holyoke 

B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle 
Fnmfais. 1, 2, 3, 4; Lj Corie dislelLiiiii, 1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating 
Society, 1, 2, 3; "The Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club, 3; 
Social Action Forum, 4; Basketball, 1; Sophomore Hop, Chairman 
Publicity; Junior Prom, Chairman Publicity. 




Everyone who knows this retiring 
young graduate with a twinkle in her 
eyes is well aware that no five line 
write-up can do justice to its worthy 
subject. There are a host of people 
who preach charity — Elizabeth prac- 
tices it. Kindly, unobtrusive, she has 
done a great many thoughtful acts for 
the class, and for each individual in it. 
Whether we are struggling with a 
theory or with decorations, we know 
she will come to our rescue. We feel 
certain, Elizabeth, that the path of life 
you follow will be richly paved with 
the choicest blessings. 





ELIZABETH ANNE McKENNA 
1205 Dwight St. Holyoke 

M. J. B. Debating Society, 1, 2, 3, 4; 'The Miirquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Monsignor Doyle Science Circle, 1. 2, 3; Metaphysical Club, 3; 
Social Action Forum, 4; Le Cercle Frjii(j!\. 1, 2; B. V. M. Sodality, 
1, 2, 3, 4; A. A., 1. 2. 



Lillian — just one step ahead of most 
of us. Throughout four years, she has 
remained consistently a good student, 
a cooperative classmate, a loyal friend. 
A trifle shy, dependable, kindly, she 
has shown that "Actions speak louder 
than words." Her helping hand, 
cheerful disposition, and unusual 
sense of balance were always in evi- 
dence. Perhaps it is her well known 
mathematical and scientific ability that 
is responsible for her sense of values. 
Whatever its source, Lillian, cling to 
it, for it has the power of giving you 
lasting friendships, abiding peace, and 
God-given happiness. 



LILLIAN JOSEPHINE MOGGIO 
31 East St. Chicopee Falls 

M. J. B. Debating Society, 1, 2, 3, 4; "The Marquee ', 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Monsignor Doyle Science Circle, 1, 2, 3; Metaphysical Club, 3; Social 
Action Forum, 4; Le Cercle Fran(uis. 1, 2; B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 
3, 4; A. A., 1, 2. 






Sincere, patient, understanding, — a 
good fellow in any man's college. A 
student of the type that made the rest 
of us pull a bit harder at our own oar, 
and always the type of person who 
made us glad that we knew her, A 
laugh, a sense of humor were two of 
nature's many gifts to her; and a mind 
and spirit of unusual strength were 
gifts she developed for nature's 
Creator. She will always be for us a 
model of application and devotion. 



EDNA MARIE MORIN 
146 Rimmon Ave. Chicopee 

Glee Club, Secretary 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Fran^ais. 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Monsignor Doyle Science Circle, 1, 2, 3, 4; Metaphysical Club, 3; 
Social Action Forum, 4; B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; "The Marquee", 
1, 2, 3, 4; M. J. B. Debating Society, 2, 3. 





The leader of the "Tribe of Ben", 
answers to "Benny", supphes the sine 
qua non for our informal councils. 
Her speech, sprinkled with Gaelic wit, 
her skill in subtle repartee are un- 
matched. As editor of the French 
Journal, "Chuchotements des Ormes", 
"Benny's" supreme ease and familiar- 
ity with le fran(,ais were evidenced. 
Any ditiiculties she meets are grist to 
the mill of her smooth casuality. Her 
career is as yet, says Frances, a "moot 
question", but with a unique personal- 
ity as her banner and youth as her cry, 
may new worlds open. 




FRANCES JOSEPHINE MULHOLLAND 
19 Wesleyan St. Shrewsbury 

B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1 
La Corte Castellanu, 2 ; Le Cercle Franfciis. 1, 2, Vice-President 3, 4 
"Chuchotements", Editor, 4; M. J. B. Debating Society, 1, 2, 3 
"The Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science Circle, 1, 2 
Sophomore Hop, Chairman Decorations; Junior Prom, Chairman 
Decorations; Elmata Dance, Chairman Decorations; Class Historian; 
Social Action Forum, Vice-President; Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4. 



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She who hasn't missed a Community 
Concert in seven years ! Her love is 
music — is not merely passive though — 
for her pleasant voice has been fea- 
tured at many recitals, to say nothing 
of her treatment of "Josephine" and 
"Bason Street Blues '. Her interest in 
things artistic extends beyond the 
realms of music — she's an avid reader, 
a frequent visitor to the Art Museums, 
an ardent coin collector, and an earnest 
student of handicrafts — ail in all, a 
real patron of the arts. Ambitious and 
versatile, this typical Irish colleen 
should find happiness and success. 






MARY AGNES O CONNOR 
61 Parkside St. Springfield 

B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 3, 4; Monsignor 
Doyle Science Circle, 1. 2; A. A., 1. 2; The Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; 
M. J. B. Debating Society. 1, 2, 4; La Corie CaUellana. 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Metapiiysical Club, 3; Social Action Forum, 4; Class Poet; Freshman 
Reception, Chairman Refreshments; Class Banquet, Chairman; Cap 
and Gown Sunday, Co-Chairman Refreshments. 



Eleanor — firmly upholding her 
rights, smooth and graceful on the 
dance floor, active and quick in the 
basketball game. But she has proved 
herself a capable student, too. How 
well we remember her satisfied grin as 
she sat by and watched us rush 
through the homework that she had 
done the night before! We hope that 
she'll retain these remarkable qualities 
through life. Age will one day, of 
course, prevent her playing the agile 
forward and executing a light footed 
dance, but may she ever retain her 
honesty, independence and whole- 
souled sincerity. 



1-LEANOR MARIE O HEREON 
158 W. Alvord St. Springfield 

B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2. 3, 4; A. A., 1, 2, 3, Treasurer 4; 
Le Cercle Frani;dis. 1, 2; Glee Club, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science 
Circle, 1, 2; Social Action Forum, 4; Metaphysical Club, 3; Junior 
Prom, Chairman Refreshments; Freshman Reception, Chairman Enter- 
tainment; M. J. B. Debating Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; The Marquee", 1, 2, 
3, 4; Basketball, Capiain 1, 2, 3, 4; Assistant Business Manager, 
Elmata. 





Would you like an opinion on the 
most recent best-seller? Or are you 
interested in the latest "Mademoiselle" 
— indorsed fad ? Then seek out Mary 
O'Shea. An avid and intelligent 
reader, for she can read and reject as 
well as read and report; an ardent de- 
votee of bigger and better gadgets and 
smoother and sportier styles. "Penny" 
would be a welcome addition to any 
class. A happy combination of Cath- 
olicity and modernity, no doubt she 
will travel far on the highway of suc- 
cess, for such a combination cannot 
fail. 




36 Bell St. 



MARY RITA O SHEA 



Chicopee 



B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Le Cercle 
F>cin(uis. 1, 2; Metaphysical Club, 3; Social Action Forum, 4; M. J. B. 
Debating Society, 3, 4; The Marquee", 1, 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle 
Science Circle, 2 ; A. A.. 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Senior Prom, Chairman Favors; 
Associate Editor, Elmata. 






It was a fortunate day for the Mis- 
sions when our Sodahty directors ap- 
pointed Margaret, the chairman of the 
mission committee. It was a work 
well adapted to her generous, sym- 
pathetic nature. Calls less far-reaching 
than that of the missions found the 
same willing response, the call of 
classmates in scholastic difficulties, the 
call of the sick and invalid for com- 
panionship. Kind and considerate, 
refined and resourceful, Margaret is 
one whose company is, and ever will 
be, a comfort and relaxation. 




MARGARET MARY RILEY 



199 Broadway 



Chicopee Falls 



B. V. M. Sodality, 1, 2, 3, 4; Mission Committee Chairman, 4; 
Metaphysical Club, 3; Social Action Forum, Secretary 4; Le Cercle 
Fran(ais, 1, 2, 3; "The Marquee", 2, 3, 4; Monsignor Doyle Science 
Circle, 2; M. J. B. Debating Society, 4; Associate Editor, Elmata. 




Ex-Members 



ISABEL CINTRON 
Ponce, Porto Rico 

GERALDINE KELTY 
Westminster 

CECILE ROCHELEAU 

HOLYOKE 

KATHERINE TORPEY 
Florence 

THERESE WELCH 
Springfield 



IN MEMORIAM 

MARY HARRINGTON 
Died January 9, 1939. 
May She Rest hi Peace. 



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Senior Class 



Josephine Rita Albano 
Helen Rosalie Barrett 
Margaret Gertrude Bresnahan 
Philippa Mary Burke 
Ann Cecelia Carroll 
Marie Eleanor Courtney 
Rosemary Ann Cummings 
Marguerita Mary Danahey 
Dolores Therese Donlin 
Margaret Patricia Fitzpatrick 
Mary Aniceta Fogarty 
Gertrude Lauretta Footit 
Marie Louise Ford 
Margaret Mary Garvey 
Mary Catherine Giblin 
Anne Elizabeth Gillooly 
Helen Gertrude Keegan 



Eleanor Teresa Kelleher 
Mary Margaret Larkin 
Anna Louise Lehr 
Edna Frances Lunney 
Mary Margaret Mahoney 
Mary Ann Martinik 
Loretta Rose McCarry 
Claire Julia McCarthy 
Elizabeth Ann McKenna 
Lillian Josephine Moggio 
Edna Marie Morin 
Frances Josephine Mulholland 
Mary Agnes O'Connor 
Eleanor Marie O'Herron 
Mary Rita O'Shea 
Margaret Mary Riley 




Class Officers 

President — Edna Lunney 
Vice-President — Dolores Donlin 
Treasurer — Eleanor Kelleher 
Secretary — Margaret Fitzpatrick 




Class History 



JN the laboratory of the brilUant photographer, Ben. D. Veloping, the photographer 
and his assistant, John Quill, are busily at work developing four huge rolls of 
film which contain the candid shots of the activities of the incomparable class 
of 1939— God bless em. 

Be>i. D.: You know, John, we really shouldn't have left these films standing for four 
years. However, my new developing fluid is so powerful that we can see all these 
excellent shots clearly. Shall we try this one dated 1935? 

John: It's a logical start; these are (ahem) of great importance — (ahem) — of great 
importance — (ahem) our class, you know, Ben. 

Be>i. D.: Here, John, what's this one.-* Freshman officers, eh.'' Heh, heh, look at those 
uniforms — they were so long they didn't really need shoes or stockings. Look, 
there's Edna Lunney, Dolores Donlin, "Gert " Footit, and Eleanor Kelleher — good 
beginning. Got another one handy 

John: Here's one of our Freshman Reception. Why do Freshmen always have to 
be "hazed".'' 

Ben. D.: I guess that makes them full-fledged college girls. By the happy expressions, 
I guess it couldn't have been too bad. What's here? 

Joh/i: Oh that? That's the Christmas Concert — isn't that "Anne"" Carroll among the 
soloists ? 

Ben. D.: No doubt. You know, even as Frosh, that class began to shine. What's 
this drippy one? 

John: Oh, that was during the flood, when we were Freshmen. They warned us to 
wear our pumps every day so that if we developed water on the knee, we would 
be prepared. But it was a great success, because it got us some free days; the day 
hops aren't very good swimmers. 

Ben. D.: This roll is a bit bigger. But then, Freshmen are always less conspicuous than 
Sophomores. The first big event was — 

John: The Sophomore Hallowe'en party. Hay, hay! Some good farmer and true 
came through with tons of hay and corn stalks. And we had an operetta for 
entertainment. Thanks to "Fogey's" management that party marked us as a really 
live-wire class. 

John: Yes, and the cider and doughnuts were good, too. I could put away three or 
four right now. Let's go eat. 

Ben. D.: Not on your life! These are too good to let them wait. Here's the basket- 
ball team — what a team we had that year with Eleanor O'Herron as captain. See 
how red the Juniors' faces are, when we defeated them in the "Public Game. " 

John: Some class! Here is a big one marked special. There's Marguerita Danahey as 
lead in ""Pilate s Daughter."' — ""I go mad."' 

John: I swell with pride even now when I think how well she played Leah; and "Phil " 
Burke was our Jack-of-all- properties. 

Ben. D.: What else have we here of our Sophomore year? (Heh, heh, I'm waxing 
poetic) . 



]oh)}: Well, here's one of our Sophomore Hop, taken in the spring. We were the 

first class to persuade the Reverend Pillars of the Institution to let us have a 
Sophomore Hop. 

Be)i. D.: Do I smell wisteria? 

Joh/i: Ycu do! And what fun we had hunting it up. Therese Welch Agnew drove 
you and "Fordie" and "Sam" all over Hampden county to find it. But it was 
worth the trouble. Now let's eat. 

Be>i. D.: What.-* With the Junior year to bring up? Keep your mind off your stomach 
and lend me a hand. 

johu: All right. Here's a big one. 

Ben. D.: Oh, the biggest one of the year. Prom committee, isn't it? That's Therese 
Welch Agnew, chairman, and President Lunney, ex-of¥icio. There's "Sam " Carroll 
for music and me for decoration — remember the blue and silver roof garden? — 
and you, John (heavens, how you've changed!) for tickets and programs, and 
"Fordie" for favors, and Eleanor O'Herron for refreshments! (Oh, I knew that 
I shouldn't have mentioned that in your present condition!) 

John: Even my hunger can't dampen my enthusiasm, when you mention our Prom! 

Ben. D.: Let s get on with some more. Here's another Christmas Concert and Passion 
Play. Say, did this class lead everything? 

John: (modestly) Well — oh, here's Helen Barrett when she headed the Sodality Fashion 
Show, and "Rosie " Cummings as Tennis Champ. What a racket that was! Here's 
another. 

Ben. D.: Some daisies! 

John: Oh, that is "Sam" Carroll, "Molly" Martinik, "Annie" Lehr, "Fordie," "Gert" 
Fcotit, and Eleanor O'Herron leading the Daisy Chain. That was commencement 
week. 

Ben. D.: Isn't this the 'mount picnic " with the seniors? 

John: One of the nicest parties we ever had. And what a lunch — gosh I'm hungry; 
how about going out for a — 

Ben. D.: No! Hand me that last film, will you please? 

John: This one is labeled 1938-39. Seniors! And did we go to town on our last lap! 

Ben. D.: Lap-happy, huh? What's the first? Here, here, this one must be dated 
wrong? This looks like 1890. 

John: Oh, that was our Gay Nineties Party for Freshman Reception. We had even a 
barber shop quartet and floradora tiller review. Here's one of our first big starts 
as seniors — our Elmata Stafl^. 

Ben. D.: Didn't the Elmata dance come first? 

John: These faces seem familiar: "Sam" Carroll, Mary Larkin, you, Ben., and here 
I am. 

Ben. D.: And another attempt to raise money, — the raffle. "Keeg" knitted and we 
netted — a pun, my word — about sixty dollars on angora mittens. 

John : To get back to the Year Book, where's the one of the staff? 

Ben. D.: Right here on top. That's Dolores Donlin, isn't it? 

John: She was Editor-in-chief. She worried about the literary end of it. 



Be>i. D.: And who worried about the business end of it? 

John: Poor Edna Lunney had that headache, but she's a good manager and she had 
Eleanor O'Herron to help her worry. 

Ben. D.: These must be associate Editors: "Gert " Footit, Mary O'Shea, Margaret Riley, 
"Marg" Garvey, and "Sam" Carroll, art editor. No wonder the Eliiiala was so 
good that year! 

John: Let's hurry. I'm still hun — 

Ben. D.: Well, here's "Green Cheese" to satisfy you. That was the Senior Musicale 
for the Sodality Reception. 

John: Let's see, what's this big crowd? 

Ben. D.: That must be one of the lectures; I'll bet that's the night Monsignor Fulton 
Sheen packed the house. And here's another crowd. 

]oh)i: Oh, that's the committee in charge of the Joint Concert with Holy Cross. You 
know, I never realized so many people knew they could sing until we arranged that. 

Ben. D.: Oh, it was for the Elniata. eh? I recognize the Editor, the Business Manager, 
and "Sam " Carroll, the Glee Club President, And "Gert " Footit for publicity, 
Eleanor O'Herron for decorations, and Eleanor Kelleher headed the Reception 
Committee — lucky girl, receiving sixty-seven men at one timel 

Ben. D.: We must have one of the Senior Play somewhere about. What did you say 
was the name of it? 

John: "Charm School." 

Ben. D.: An appropriate name, judging from this picture. Loretta McCarry had the 
lead, did you say? 

John: And these worried people could be any Senior during exam week after a mid- 
night session with our friend the anaemic cricket in the shower room. 

Ben. D.: We seem to be near the end. Isn't this the grotto decked with flowers for 
Class Day? 

John: And flowers in Commencement week mean another thing — the Prom. 

Ben. D.: A social success with "Rosie " Cummings in charge with a swell committee 
of "Garve," "Phil" Burke, "Annie " Lehr, Mary O'Shea, Helen Barrett, and Eleanor 
Kelleher. It was such fun, it made leaving all the harder. 

John: Gosh, I'm still hungry, which reminds me of the Alumnae Banquet. The food 
was ummmh ! 

Ben. D.: Well here we are at the last two: Baccalaureate Sunday — how solemn we all 
look — and Graduation Day. That was the day we all shouted, "Look out, world! 
Here we come !" 

(Ben. D. Veloping), Frances Mulholi.and, 
(John Quill), Mary Mahoney. 



Class Will 



E, the Senior Class of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, being of normal 
mind, keen memory, and imagination, do labor over, and hope to publish 
the following, as our last Will and Testament. 

We hereby revoke any rash promises or statements heretofore made and all our 
hints to future possibilities for any or all our heirs. 

To our reverend President, his Excellency, Bishop 0'Li;ary; to our Vice-Presi- 
dent, Dr. Rooney; to our Dean, Sister Mary Ligouri, and to all the members of 
the faculty, we bequeath our deep affection, and our sincere gratitude, together with the 
assurance of everlasting remembrance. 

We leave Mary Martinik's sunny disposition in a bottle to be sprinkled in the 
corridors on rainy days. 

Frances Mulholland relinquishes her many "ameublements" to Kay Gibbons. 

Rosemary Cummings and Ann Carroll leave their last year's mail to the office 
to be distributed among the undergraduates, when there is a distinct lack thereof. (It 
ought to make interesting reading!) 

Eleanor O'Herron leaves her athletic prowess to Barbara Norton. 

That bottle that had everyone mystified, Edna Morin leaves to Mary Dolan. 

Eleanor Kelleher and Margaret Fitzpatrick will their gold dust twins' 
costumes to Helen Pratt and Mary O'Donnell. 

Claire McCarthy gives up "Caesar Romero" to Ruth Morin. 

Philippa Burke wills a dish of stuffed celery to Mary de Paul Power. 

Margaret Garvey and Marie Ford will their flaming red wigs to the cast of 
next year's Senior Play. 

Helen Barrett leaves her portable chaise lounge to the Dean for emergency cases. 

Elizabeth McKenna and Lillian Moggio donate their twenty volumes of Dick 
Tracy's adventures to the left wing of the library. 

Josephine Albano bequeaths her precious fire axe, in its glass case, to any un- 
suspecting frosh. 

Dolores Donlin wills some technicolored lantern slides of her interpretations of 
Joan Davis to the Science Club. 

Marie Courtney wills her broken violin to the oral expression room — it may be 
used for ornamental purposes. 

Mary O'Shea leaves the Old Back Road to Joan Murphy — but she must tread 
lightly. 

Mary Larkin wills her technique of soothing savage breasts to Beth Everett. 

Edna Lunney offers Smithy to anyone who wants him. 

Anne Gillooly wills diet No. 154 to the dietetic department. 

Mary Fogarty submits her portrait of the infant Hitler to the history room for 
befuddled students to contemplate during exams. 




Mary O'Connor wills her glamor to any deserving Junior. 

Helen Keegan leaves the answer to the cousin's cousin's aunt's grandmother 
story to Kay Walsh. 

LORETTA McCarry leaves her parking space on the front lawn to anyone who 
"can do it. " 

Rita Danahey wills her dramatic ability to Mary Ellen Dowling. 
Mary Giblin bequeaths her machine to Helen Connors. 
Gertrude Footit transfers her hundreds in philosophy to Julia Flahive. 
Anna Lehr leaves her charm to all who can sustain it. 

To prove her unselfishness, Margaret Bresnahan leaves her twin sister to the 
Elms. 

Margaret Riley leaves her schedule to Marion Haflfke. 

May Mahoney wills her flair for fixing hair-dos to her sister Peg. 

The Senior Class bestows on Mary Cassidy the honorable title of Gunga Din, for 
service rendered in "Pilate's Daughter." 

To the Freshman Class, we leave the necessary perseverance to carry on. 

To the Sophomore Class, we will our unlimited knowledge. 

To the Junior Class, we bequeath our dignity and poise. (Not that they used it!) 

We do hereby constitute the Dean of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, sole 
executrix of this our last Will and Testament. 

Be it known to all that this is the last Will and Testament of the Senior Class. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal in this month of May 
in the year one thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine. 

Marie Ford. 



Class Prophecy 



J WAS sitting before the fire last night, Ustening to the weekly broadcast of the 
"Collegiate Reporter" from O. L. E. This program was presented by the Glee 
Club as a tribute to the twenty-year-out class of '39- One instant I was dreamily 
watching the leaping flames — the next I was dreaming strange dreams. 

I saw myself walking down a long deserted lane. Suddenly I heard a small voice 
crying to me to watch my step. I looked around, but, at first, could see no one. Then I 
felt a pull at my skirt and saw a tiny figure. I was about to apologize when I noticed 
two familiar dimples that could belong to one person only — "Dolor"! "What ever 
happened to you?" After an exchange of greetings, she told me that instead of getting 
bigger and bigger as she had always thought she would, she had become smaller and 
smaller. But she had established herself in a good business as the "Brains" of a midget 
show. We were walking along while we talked and presently we were in a thickly- 
settled village. A smiling woman carrying a violin approached us. Dolores responded 
to her genial greetings, and I was about to ask who she was when a haunting "snap, 
snap" of the violin strings caused me to turn, and in the retreating form I recognized 
Marie Courtney. When I turned back, I was again alone. I was starting heedlessly 
across the street, when a car leaped at me. Its horn screeched "Hank, Hank." Of course 
it was Claire McCarthy, who gaily shouted, "Hoiah!" 

In dreamlike fashion, I mounted myriad steps to an imposing mansion. I was 
just about to ring the bell, when the door mysteriously opened and two ghostly figures 
leered "Boo". To my amazement, it turned out to be only Mary O'Connor and Josie 
Albano still living their stellar roles in "Pilate's Daughter." 

Of the banquet that followed only one impression remains and that is of the big 
chocolate cake. I was just biting into it when unaccountably — you know how dreams 
are — it became Gertrude Footit. At my astonished exclamation "Gert" said, "Don't 
you remember, wherever there's chocolate cake, there am I." She had found her place 
in life as cake-tester for Edna Lunney's "Delicious Food Products." 

At this point in my dream, I was transported back to my fireside, gazing into a 
television set. A kaleidoscopic view of the news of the week flashed before me. Flash ! 
The colorful commencement parade at West Point marching down Flirtation Walk, led 
by Rosemary Cummings. Her knitting needles were keeping time with the music of 
the band which followed. In the midst of the student band, I caught a glimpse of 
Marie Ford and her ten pupils playing the triangle. The parade was interrupted by a 
lively discussion of the possibility of the sixth dimension by two prominent scientists, 
Edna Morin and Helen Keegan. 

Even television sets will have commercials to hinder our enjoyable programs, if my 
dream comes true. For at this point, "Miss Fitzpatrick wished to announce the open- 
ing of her new studio. She will specialize in the technique of the black eye — ladies 
treated free of charge — 24-hour service — no waiting." 



The program continues as Miss Larkin at the console of Woolworth's organ plays 
"Tempus Fidgets", the overture to her new opera, "Rush, Rush, Rush." The announcer 
again appears, tears streaming down his face, so touched was he by the music. In a 
voice shaken by emotion he begs us to use Gilbin's Fine Fireproof Finish, for all 
upholstery. It is especially recommended for use in automobiles. 

A masked figure now appeared and the voice of the Shadow spoke but the laugh 
that followed was not that of the Shadow but the infectious laugh of "Frannie" 
Mulholland. She stepped out of the television set into the room with me. "Have you 
heard," she said, "that two of our classmates are to broadcast tonight the results of their 
twenty years of study.'" I hadn't heard but presently Lillian Moggio and Elizabeth 
McKenna appeared on the screen and announced in unison that after many years of 
scientific research they had discovered an invisible ink for examinations, for which 
they received the "Nobel Prize." Before "Frannie" disappeared I asked her if she had 
heard anything of our other classmates at O. L. E. The only one she was in close touch 
with was Marguerita Danahey whom she met daily at the studio. "Rita" had a private 
office from which all her broadcasts were made. The name on the door was 
"M. Danahey, P. S." (Professional screecher). A talent scout had discovered her at 
her last performance as "Leah" at O. L. E. She has amassed a great fortune and only few 
people know that all screeches heard are produced by M. Danahey. 

She had also heard that Margaret Riley had taken the place of the "Singing Lady" 
and was beloved by all for sweet and charming ways. Next on the program was a 
review of best sellers. This part of my dream is rather hazy. The first book was "The 
Importance of Being Honest" — experiences drawn from actual happenings in the life 
of the author, Eleanor O'Herron. Then came Eleanor Kelleher's sequel to "Tips to 
Treasurers," entitled "The Art of Collection." Carroll and McGahan's illustrated text- 
book for children dedicated to Shadrack, Mishad, and Bendigo, followed. In the latest 
edition of Who's Who, Miss Mary Martinik is "Who". She is famous for her draw- 
ings of men. A play by Philippa Burke, was given a favorable review — as were the 
costumes and designing for it done by the firm of Barrett and O'Shea. 

As this last report came over the set, the room where I was faded away and I was 
approaching the lane on which my dream had begun. But how different it was now! 
Brilliant lights and happy voices made the sight a joyous one. A sign directly in front 
of me read, "Mary Fogarty's Haven of Rest and Quiet." Before I had gone much 
farther a ticket office appeared, and a familiar voice asked, "How many, please?" 
Before I had a chance to reply, the voice continued, "Uno, dos, tres.'" When I inter- 
rupted with, "One, please," she seemed very much hurt. I made a note to find out 
who she was. I entered and Mary Fogarty, genial and smiling as usual, approached me. 
She informed me that the girl in the ticket office was "May" Mahoney. She had 
found this way of making use of her ability as ticket salesman and of her Spanish. 
The Haven of Rest and Quiet, however, proved to be a misnomer. The noise was 
deafening. Anne Gillooley was seated at a baby grand piano frantically and feverishly 
pounding on the keys. While near the piano a dancer was interpreting this weird music. 
Because of the swiftness of her movements, I had much difficulty in recognizing this 




"Whirling Dervish" as Anne Lehr. Seated on the piano in true Helen Morgan style, 
was "Garve", singing in her own inimitable way — a way conducive neither to rest nor 
quiet. To make the place more definitely a misnomer "Marg" Bresnahan was there 
directing these three mad "artists ' with a series of "one, two, three's", beating out the 
tempo with a birch rod. 

An especially discordant note brought me back from the land of dreams. I woke 
with a start and found that the flames of my fire were now merely glowing embers. 
The station at O. L. E. was just signing off, and wishing the best of luck to the class 
of '39 wherever they might be. 

Lor ETTA McCarry. 



Prophecy On the Prophet 

by Mary Ann Martinik 

HILE travelling down the Great White Way I see before me a well-known name 
ablaze with countless spiendrous lights. The name has been hailed as Broad- 
way's star of many seasons. This star is none other than our Loretta McCarry 
of college days. She has progressed rapidly from her many brilliant performances in 
our dramatic clubs. Now she is the most gifted actress of the American stage. Her 
dramatic triumphs are far reaching and from the blazing fires of her genius, she sends 
forth to the world a glow that bathes the daily lives of her admirers in a rosy glow that 
warms their hearts with a love for all that is beautiful in the realm of Thespian arts. 




Class Officers 



PiesiJent — Dlborah Clancy 
Vice-President — Dorothy Clifford 
Treasurer — Margaret Meehan 
Secretary — AoNES GULLY 



Junior Class 



HREE years ago, we welcomed a genial freshman class. We were charmed with 
them at sight, for they were "all around" girls. Now after three years of close 
association with them, we find that our first attraction has turned into a deep and 
lasting admiration. Their fidelity to the college and their loyalty to their class, has been 
a shining example for all of us. To them, "class spirit" is not a mere word; it is a 
reality. Friendly, cooperative, fun loving — thus we found them and thus we leave them. 

In the academic field, they have distinguished themselves at our public assemblies. 
In the social field, they have gained for themselves well merited praise, for our various 
clubs boast of a goodly representation of Juniors among their active members. In men- 
tioning social activities, we must slip in a word of congratulation to this class for the 
successful bridge and tea and the dehghtful Prom which they conducted this year. We 
must also add a very special "thank you" to the class of '40 for their work as the 
hostesses of our memorable Cap and Gown Sunday. Rest assured that "a very pleasant 
time was had by all." 

Our parting wish to the coming Seniors is aptly expressed in a little gem from the 
pen of Brian O'Higgins. 

"May every blessing this life can hold 
Be yours in fullest measure, 
May content, that is better than gems or gold. 
Fill your future days with pleasure. 
May clouds ne'er gather above your way, 
Nor grief, nor gloom oppress you, 
And every hour and every day 
May God befriend and bless you." 




Junior Directory 



Virginia A. Adams 

Housatonic, Mass. 

Rita M. Burke 

Springfield, Mass. 

Cathhrinh F. Bresnahan 

Uxbridge, Mass. 

Marion A. Cantwell 

Chicopee Falls, Mass. 

Agnes M. Cassidy 

Holyoke, Mass. 

Deborah M. Clancy 

Springfield, Mass. 

Dorothy C. Clifford 

Northampton, Mass. 

F. Aniceta Decker 

So. Deerfield, Mass. 

A. Ruth Dineen 

Holyoke, Mass. 

Mary T. Dolan 
Worcester, Mass. 

Catherine C. Dougherty 
Easthampton, Mass. 

Mary Rose Durnin 
No. Adams, Mass. 

Catherine A. Fitzgerald 

Chicopee Falls, Mass. 



Julia A. Flahive 

Florence, Mass. 

Helen L. Gorman 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

M. Agnes Gully 

Worcester, Mass. 

Lorraine C. Horan 

Worcester, Mass. 

Constance T. Kennedy 

Holyoke, Mass. 

Annette M. LaLiberte 

Springfield, Mass. 
Mary Maguire 

Clinton, Mass. 

Margaret C. Mahoney 

Millville, Mass. 

Margaret E. Meehan 

Westfield, Mass. 

M. Ruth Moran 

Springfield, Mass. 

Barbara A. Norton 
Worcester, Mass. 

Carmen O. Padilla 

Ponce, Porto Rico 

Marie A. Stone 

Pittsfield, Mass. 



Mary A. Venancio 
Newport, R. I. 




Class Officers 

President — Mary O'Connor 
Vice-President — Constance Stiles 
Treasurer — Mary Desmarais 
Secretary — Mary Callahan 




Sophomore Class 



fOU must forgive us if we become over-zealous in extolling the praises of our sister 
class. Quiet, always dependable and rather conservative, they, the Sophomores, 
have won their way into all of our hearts. As valuable members of all of the 
social organizations of the college — giving to the Glee Club and Orchestra some of its 
most outstanding musicians and to the Dramatic Club some of its most talented per- 
formers, making the debates as well as all basketball and tennis games the interesting 
exhibitions of friendly inter-mural rivalry that they are — the members of the Class of '41 
have distinguished themselves as one of the grandest classes ever enrolled at O. L. E. 

When they first acted as hostesses at the Hallowe'en Party, which they gave in our 
honor, we realized that as a class, the Sophomores are enterprising and generous, as well 
as clever and active. The party was an ingenious one and in every way a social success. 

To add to all of their other accomplishments, their marvelous achievements in the 
scholastic field, makes us feel that without a doubt each and every member of our sister 
class is destined for great things. We realize your capabilities, your talent, and your 
efficiency. May we later realize that all of our wishes for your success have been fulfilled. 



Sophomore Directory 



Helene Butler 

Worcester, Mass. 

Marie Callahan 
Worcester, Mass. 

Mary Callahan 

Worcester, Mass. 

Irene Cavanaugh 

Easthampton, Mass. 

Helen Connors 

Springfield, Mass. 

Mary Desmarais 

Springfield, Mass. 

Mary Donoghue 

Holyoke, Mass. 

Kathleen Duggan 
Holyoke, Mass. 

Elizabeth Everett 

Laconia, N. H. 

Helen Finnegan 

Worcester, Mass. 

Kathryn Gibbons 

Worcester, Mass. 

Marion Haffke 

Chicopee Falls, Mass. 

Catherine Joseph 

Winchendon, Mass. 



Helen Meagher 

Springfield, Mass. 

Flora Millette 
Springfield, Mass. 

Rita Mulcahy 
Monson, Mass. 

JosiE Murray 

Willimansett, Mass. 

Mary Noonan 

Gt. Barrington, Mass. 

Mary O'Connor 

Three Rivers, Mass. 

Mary O Donnell 

W. Springfield, Mass. 

Mary Power 

Worcester, Mass. 

Helen Pratt 

Gt. Barrington, Mass. 

Margaret Riley 

Worcester, Mass. 

Eileen Shea 

Chicopee Falls, Mass. 

Shirley Sheridan 

Chicopee, Mass. 

Mary Smyth 

Springfield, Mass. 



Constance Stiles 

Holyoke, Mass. 



Class Officers 

President — Katherine Kelly 
Vice-President — Jane Khegan 
Treasurer — Mary Toole 
Secretary — Mary Shea 




Freshman Class 



HEY came to us with a sweet and youthful gaiety, which seems to be a definite 
characteristic of each one. It is the aura which they shed over all they meet. 
It is evident in their words and in their actions; — we meet them at a Prom, or 
we simply pass them in a casual greeting on the campus and their charm is always there. 
May you Freshmen preserve that spirit of joyousness always. With it, you can surmount 
all odds. In the more serious line of scholastic work our Freshmen have lived to the 
high and lofty standard, demanded by the college. They are active members of the 
various clubs, and always on hand for extra-curricular activities. 

Now, as we, the Seniors, prepare to leave our Alma Mater, and you, as Freshmen, 
continue your college life, so wonderfully begun, may we give this parting advice. 
Should you at any time lose hope and grow weary of the difficulties inevitably met on 
the "royal road to learning," pause a moment in the Rotunda and read these words of 
the Blessed Mother who presides over the destinies of our college; 

I am the Mother 

of Fair Love 

And of Fear 

And of Knowledge 

And of Holy Hope. 

— Eccl/is. 




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Freshman Directory 



Mary Cassidy 

Uxbridge, Mass. 

Ruth Coughlan 

Springfield, Mass. 

Mary Cavanaugh 

Springfield, Mass, 

Evelyn Downey 

W. Springfield, Mass. 

Mary Ellen Dowling 

Pittsficld, Mass. 
Margaret Gallagher 

Worcester, Mass. 

Dorothy Hallein 

W. Springfield, Mass. 

Eileen Heffernan 

Blackstone, Mass. 

Muriel Hourihan 

Easthampton, Mass. 

Jane Keegan 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Catherine Kelly 

Springfield, Mass. 

Mary Larkin 

Gt. Harrington, Mass. 

Mary Leary 

Worcester, Mass. 

Helen Mahan 

Lee, Mass. 



Mary Manning 

Holyoke, Mass. 

Lillian Morin 
Chicopee, Mass. 

Aline Montcalm 

Holyoke, Mass, 

Aline Morrison 
Dalton, Mass, 

Joan Murphy 
Chicopee, Mass. 

Mary Jane Nesbit 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Irma Padilla 

Ponce, Porto Rico 

Mary Shea 

Chicopee, Mass. 

Elinor Somers 

Springfield, Mass. 

Ann Stone 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Annette Sullivan 

Springfield, Mass. 

Mary Toole 

Springfield, Mass. 

Alice Van Keuran 

Chicopee, Mass. 

Catherine Walsh 
No. Adams, Mass. 

Frances Wood 

W. Springfield, Mass. 



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Sodality Officers 

President — Mary Fogarty 
Vice-President — Mary Rose Durnin 
Treasurer — Gertrude Footit 
Secretary — Helen Finnegan 



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Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality 



Dear Senior Sodalists: 

OMMENCEMENT DAY should be indeed "commencement" for you; the com- 
mencement of a fuller and richer life. For the past four years, under the vigilant 
care of Our Lady of the Elms, you have continued to prepare for your life work. 
We say "continued to prepare," because, according to our standards, the power of 
education begins in infancy, ends with death. Its fruits are ours in full only in eternity. 
Your life's work is not simply a matter of entering a profession. It is the sum total 
of your thoughts, words, and actions, weighed on the balance of eternity. You have 
completed your life work when you have reached your destiny. Your destiny is not 
man-given, but God-given. It is not of this world, but of the world to come. Your life 
work is completed only when you have reached your final goal — infinity of years with 
the Lover of souls. 

As Sodalists, you have additional graces to help you attain your end. You have 
the patronage and love of Christ's own Mother. No mortal pen has ever done justice 
to the most beautiful of all words, "mother". Think how much more powerless it is 
in acclaiming Christ's Mother! But remember this, Sodalists, she is always there, always 
listening for your "Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands. " 

Mary is not only your patron, she is your model. In her you have the quintessence 
of every virtue. If you wish a truly strong and beautiful character, study Mary. If you 
are in doubt as to how to cope with a problem, study the life of Mary. If you wish 
to know the purest and deepest meaning of love, study the heart of Mary. If you are 
longing for the abiding peace of sanctity, study the soul of Mary. 

Yes, Sodalists, we expect you to be upright Catholics — not merely passive, but active. 
We expect you to prove yourselves loyal subjects of Mary and her Son by your every 
thought and word and act. We expect you to reach your destiny, too, Sodalists, on 
the high road of — "To Jesus Through Mary." 




Debating Club Officers 

President — Marguerita Danahey 
Vice-President — Lorraine Horan 
Treasurer — JosiE Murray 
Secretary — Helen Finnegan 




M. J. B. Debating Club 



HE world today is crying for men and women who can "think straight" — who can 
view this changing, chaotic universe with broad tolerant minds, and yet keep 
the supreme goal of life in clear view. The world needs critics who can build 
on foundations of sound philosophy where now tottering superstructures are threatening 
to fall because of the unsound and destructive philosophy on which they are reared. 

It is the students of our Catholic colleges, who must undertake this task, and who 
must accomplish it, both for the future happiness cf their own lives and for the future 
well-being of their country. The task is tremendous, the means of accomplishing it 
comparatively few in number. Yet there is no better college function that aims toward 
this goal than the debating club. Here the knowledge gained through religion and 
through philosophy is tested when applied to world affairs. Here conditions and forces 
that shape our world may be compared and judged according to Christian standards. 
Thinking women of tomorrow, the leaders of the future, are trained, and formed 
through these societies. 

Society today has accepted informal speaking as its particular style. There is no 
better ground for the development of this social poise than the formal debating rostrom 
of the college debating clubs. Here the practice in forensic speaking according to deter- 
mined rules — that is with material studied beforehand, practiced with eloquence and 
stress on good diction and gestures — .sets a background that cannot be equalled as a train- 
ing preparation for both formal and informal public and private speech. 

In naming the good effects of debating, however, we must not forget that poise, 
grace and ease in all company is one of the inevitable results. A finished speaker, one 
who can speak intelligently and at the same time with confidence and poise, is a boon 
today. Formal debating stresses these points and makes speaking an art. 

These are the tasks that the Mother John Berchmans Debating Society has attempted 
to accomplish. Its members, past and present, are living proofs that its work is well 
done. You will find that its graduates are Catholic "thinking" women — well able to 
cope with modern problems. 

To the students of the class of '39 who helped sustain the record of the club — we 
extend our sincere thanks. You have ably upheld the record of your predecessors. 




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Dramatic Club Officers 

President — Edna Lunney 
Vice-President — Marie Stone 
Treasurer — Margaret Gallagher 
Secretary — Mary Callahan 



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Dramatic Club 



" ^\ LL the world's a stage " quoth Shakespeare, and since that time people have 
been busy forming dramatic clubs in order that they may better act their parts 
upon that stage. In our own dramatic club we have used a double-headed 
dart with which to reach our mark. One of the aims is to train young untried artists 
in the rudiments of acting — and the other aim is to give them a knowledge of the 
American stage and its personalities. 

Acting through all ages has had a universal appeal for people, and it is that appeal 
that drives youth toward the stage and footlights. It is but fitting and proper then, 
that in college the young be given an opportunity to test and develop their talent. 

The club selects plays that can be easily handled by an amateur troupe, and through 
friendly assistance and advice the essentials of acting are learned. The atmosphere of 
the theatre is carried out as far as possible, and calls into play those who are interested 
in the back-stage work of the theatre. The audience are the critics, and at the same time 
the students of the little theatre. Through these means our productions are both enter- 
taining and instructive, and our theatre is our workshop. 

The legitimate theatre is claiming the spotlight today with a glamour it has not had 
in a decade. Young people are vitally interested in stage personalities and in the plays 
that are currently popular in our major cities. The dramatic club has attempted to 
foster this growing interest by reviewing popular plays, and their leading stars, believing 
that a knowledge of the people who form the world of make-believe will awaken interest. 

And now the time has come for the class of '39 to bow to a grand finale. Their 
final curtain call brings back many members who have excelled in acting, and who have 
been active in the work of the dramatic club. Marguerita Danahey may well be the 
first to graciously acknowledge the applause of both the society, and the school. Her 
work as Leah in Pilate's Daughter will long be remembered. Gertrude Footit, Loretta 
McCarry, Margaret Fitzpatrick and Marie Courtney, too, deserve our applause and 
special thanks for their work during four years. 

Our society has had the advantage of a capable directress and to her the society 
and the class of '39 extend thanks for her work in fostering young hopes. 



Athletic Association Officers 



President — Eleanor Kelleher 
Vice-President — Margaret Mahoney 
Treasurer — Eleanor O'Herron 
Secretary — Mary Noonan 




Athletic Association 



JF you enjoy sports the Athletic Club welcomes you at the College of Our Lady 
of the Elms. If you enjoy the companionship of good fellows, you are doubly 
welcome. Good fellowship and sportsmanship are the watchwords of the 
society. 

The spirit of friendly competition, that is fostered as a training for youth, is found 
in the spirited games that annually take place among the four classes. The world today 
cries "Let them learn to take it"; and the best classroom for the inculcation of that 
lesson is the sportsfield. There the contestants are taught to win with modesty, and 
to lose with grace. Clean, hard playing and team work are qualities demanded of the 
members of the various teams, and a more splendid training for the winning of future 
laurels is hard to find. 

The spirit of contentment with fellowman, and the thorough enjoyment of social 
life are stressed, too, through the activities of the club. The friendly banter of a club 
lunch, the feeling of closeness in the singing of old, familiar songs, the hearty cheer 
for a victorious team, the friendly hand of sympathy to tired losers, — all these tie very 
firmly the knot of friendship. 

To Miss Long the club owes a debt of gratitude for her persistent, untiring efforts 
to carry on the work of the club. Her spirit will remain as a treasured keepsake to 
those, who knew and worked under her. 

The class of '39 will not be forgotten for the part played by its members in the 
club's activities. Theirs was the spirit of leadership ; and theirs, the energetic enthusiasm 
which did much to advance the club. Eleanor O'Herron, Eleanor Kelleher, Margaret 
Fitzgerald, Frances Mulholland, Mary Mahoney, all deserve a cheer for the carrying of 
their class and the club to many victories during our four years. 



Musical Clubs Officers 

President — Ann Carroll 
Vice-Presideiit — Margaret Meehan 
Treasurer — Helen Finnegan 
Secretary — Anne GlLLOOLY 



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Musical Clubs 



N after years, the lovely strains of Christmas music will recall to our hearts and 



glittering Christmas tree, while from the balcony above, the members of the 
Musical Clubs, with softened voices and muted strings, ushered in the Christmas season, 
with praise for the Babe of Bethlehem. Truly heavenly it was; like unto that first 
"Silent Night," when angels announced the blessed birth at the sacred Inn. 

Then, in April, the Musical Clubs surpassed their former successes, when in 
collaboration with the Holy Cross Glee Club and Philharmonic Orchestra, they presented 
a public concert in Veritas Auditorium at the Elms. The program was excellent in 
every way. The combined clubs were under the direction of Professor Edward Bouvier 
of Holy Cross. Our club, responding to the splendid coaching of our Reverend 
Directress, followed admirably the leadership of Miss Ann Carroll, '39. Some of the 
loveliest compositions ever written were presented: 



minds a picture of breathtaking beauty — the shadowy Rotunda, lighted only by a 



"Song of the Steppes" 

"Rondo Capriccioso" 

"Norwegian Dance" 

"Emitte Spiritum Tuum" 
"Mardi Gras" 



...Tschaikonsky 

Mendelssoh)! 

Gr/eg-Aslanojf 



"Seraphic Song" 



Schnetky 

Grofe 

Rubeijstein-Gaines 



As we left Veritas Auditorium, we felt that here, indeed, was a place 

Where Music dwells 



Lingering and wandering on as loth to die. 
Like thoughts whose very sweetness yielded proof 
That they were born for immortality. 



Le Cercle Francais Officers 

President — Rosemary Cummings 
Vice-President — ACNES GuLLY 
Treasurer — Margaret Garvey 
Secretary — Mary O'Donnell 



Le Cercle Francais 

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OMPLETING another year of special activity, the French Club has again proven 
to be a potent factor in the scholastic and social life of the school. From the 
scholastic viewpoint, it supplements and makes more practical the work of the 
classroom. The average student is too prone to think of French as a subject, peculiar 
to the classroom, a subject whose essence is intense memory work on verb forms and 
rules of grammar. However, French, to be worth while, must be an integral part of 
the everyday life of those who study it. Otherwise, it is obvious that there would be 
lacking the vital factor, showing the real meaning and beauty of the French language. 

At Our Lady of the Elms, this factor is Le Cercle Franq:ais. In Le Cercle, French 
is spoken exclusively not only at the business meetings, but at all social functions as well. 
Membership is open to all, and there are many and varied activities to encourage the 
students to join. The interesting entertainments, songs, games, debates, parties, and 
initiations stimulate a friendly atmosphere, which encourages conversation and helps to 
develop the student socially. The Journal reports on items of interest in the school, and 
at the same time encourages writing on the part of the students. 

The final outcome is the training of the ear and tongue in the living speech, which 
means the mastery of the foreign idiom. 





El Corte Castellana Officers 

Piesideiit — ANN CARROLL 
Vice-Pye.uJe)it — Ca r m en Padi l la 
Treasurer — Irma Padilla 
Secretary — Barbara Norton 




El Corte Castellana 



A LARGE number of those making up the nations of South America are of Spanish 
descent. Their culture is Spanish and they speak the Spanish language. They 
are our neighbors with whom our future is closely linked and with whom we 
should be, literally, on speaking terms. In the Spanish language are written some of 
the greatest literary masterpieces of the world. The Spanish dramatists, novelists, poets, 
and essayists of the past and of the present rank with the best of France and England. 
The language, literature, and intellectual life of our American neighbors, who have 
inherited much from Spain, as we have from other European nations, merit our study. 

Students of Spanish at our college realize the benefits to be accrued from a study 
of Spanish and correlate their formal study of the Castillian language, literature and life 
with an informal, practical application of it at their monthly gatherings of El Corte 
Castellana. Following the regular parliamentary beginnings of every meeting, there is 
a monthly social hour. All members of the club participate in plays, games, songs, and 
many other types of entertainment, which afford opportunities of conversing in the 
foreign language, and of applying in a practical way, the vocabulary, and rules of 
grammar, which have been learned in a formal manner in the classroorri. 

The Corte is particularly fortunate in having as very active and valuable officers 
the Senoritas Carmen and Irma Padilla of Porto Rico, who have labored unceasingly 
to make the club one of the outstanding social organizations of our college. 




classical Club Officers 

President — Mary Powers 
Vice-President — Constance Stiles 
Treasurer — Helen Connors 
Secretary — Mary Callahan 



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Classical Club 



F all the subjects in the scholastic field, Latin is the most debated. Exponents 
of so-called progressive education discard it because, they say, it contributes 
little toward furthering "social efficiency." We are not in accord with this 
trend of thought, and we feel that we have ample proof to substantiate our position. 

First of all, even our opponents agree that Latin has a cultural value. That argu- 
ment in itself justifies the place of Latin in the school curriculum. Remarkable as this 
scientific age is, it has not yet produced a machine that will imbue culture into an 
individual. Culture can be obtained only by developing and by improving, according 
to educational standards, all our God-given faculties. Deep thinking along logical lines, 
varied reading, worthwhile contacts, — all these have their place in cultural training. 
It is essentially putting life on a selection and rejection basis, — taking the good, leaving 
the evil. This cannot be accomplished overnight. It requires time, patience, open- 
mindedness, discrimination, powers of evaluation. True culture enables man to see life 
in its fullest and best sense. If knowledge of the Latin language, and acquaintance 
with Latin literature, enables us to find a richer significance in life, why not seek them.-* 
The world has many representatives of the "brainstorm country." It needs more of the 
clear hemisphere, where logic, thought, and appreciation rule harmoniously. 

Our success in the business or professional world is per se based on the habits of 
our mind. The mind, like the body, can best be trained by exercise. In our physical 
education we aim at the development of the whole body. In attaining this end there 
must be variation in our exercise. So, too, in training our minds, we must develop the 
whole mind. To bring about this development, a variety of mental exercises is necessary. 
Classical scholarship is an effective means to this end, because it puts into action all 
our faculties. 

What about the practical value of Latin } Let us take but a cursory glance at 
some of the vocational fields. The now flourishing lawyer really made his debut in 
the Latin class room where he pleaded the cause of his translation. The doctor made 
his first diagnosis and worked out his first prognosis, the first time he put an English 
sentence into Latin. The chemist who faithfully learned conjugations still deals with 
memorized forms of symbols, which speak to him in a mystical and wondrous tongue. 
The writer laid the foundation for all his future success by observing the close relation- 
ship between the meaning of words and the context, by noting the subtlest shades of 
meaning. The psychologist received his first insight into the nuances of thought, when 
he analyzed the thought development of mighty intellects. By learning the rules of 
syntax and by developing the ability to apply these rules readily and correctly, the nurse 
opened new vistas to herself. The teacher who stood in awe of the wisdom and of 
the beauty of the classical verities, must now transmit the lessons she gleaned from 
them and from other fruitful sources. Men in the world of business can use their 
powers of keen observation and close reasoning to good advantage, for "the trained 
mind can master the problems of business better than the untrained." 

So, it is for the members of the Classical Club, who had the good sense and clarity 
of vision to recognize the cultural, intellectual, and practical values of Latin, that the 
Class of '39 prays "Pax et benedictio Dei descendant super vos et maneant in vitam 
aeternam." 






Science Club Officers 

Pies/Jent — Helen Keegan 
Vice-President — Marie Stone 
Treasurer — CARMEN Padilla 
Secretary — Helen Pratt 




Science Club 



^*rHE MONSIGNOR DOYLE SCIENCE CIRCLE centers its interest about the 
if ^ progress which science has made and is making today. "Science" — that magical 
little word that has unfolded for us new worlds of health, of knowledge, of 
comfort ! 

The members of the club prepare papers on some phase of scientific investigation 
before the public today. Informal discussions are held regarding the relative merit of 
this research work. Illustrated lectures bring before the eye the rapid strides science 
is making, and add to the popularity of the club. 

This age is essentially "science conscious." Even educators and philosophers are 
trying to reduce life to scientific data. Is it not important, then, that young Catholic 
women acquaint themselves not only with the broad scope of this comprehensive subject, 
but also with its limitations .•' 

The gates that lead to the vast field of science are flung open. The class of 1939 
sincerely hope that present and future members of the Science Circle, guided by Truth 
Itself, will enter those portals and profit by the richness of the store awaiting them. 



Philosophy Club Officers 

Senior President — Mary Larkin 

Sen/or Vice-President — Frances Mulholland 

Senior Secretary — Margaret Riley 

]i/nior President — Virginia Adams 

Junior Vice-President — Agnes Gully 

Junior Secretary — HELEN GORMAN 




Philosophical Clubs 



HE responsibility of preparing for true leadership descends as a solemn obligation 
upon Catholic college girls the moment they enter a Catholic school where there 
is but one Head Master, Christ. Their contribution to the welfare of society 
and to the spread of the Kingdom of God upon earth depends upon the studies they 
pursue and the spirit in which they pursue them. 

Two things are essential for the Catholic leader: a perfect knowledge of the faith 
and a thorough training in its application to present-day conditions. From the very 
beginning, apologists have stressed the importance of a firm rational foundation for 
faith. Through her classes in religion, the student in a Catholic college becomes 
acquainted with the truths of her faith ; through her classes in philosophy, she learns 
how to prove from reason the existence of God, the fact of a human soul and its 
qualities, and the general laws governing thought and the pursuit of truth. 

To define philosophy adequately is about as difficult as the unravelling of the 
Gordian knot. Each succeeding age, each contemporary school offers a distinct explana- 
tion of the term. Although so diflf^erent, these distinctions have the same essential 
fundament underlying, which might find expression thus, that philosophy is the science 
of things in their ultimate causes, in so far as these can be known by the light of natural 
reason. The object of this science is the universe, and it ever seeks to know the reasons 
not only for the existing, but even for the possible and impossible. Its purposed object 
is the universe. Its Supreme object is God. 

The Catholic college girl studies philosophy for two main reasons: — first, to train 
her for true leadership in the world in which she is to take her place ; secondly, to make 
fertile and enriched the mind, the barren soil which philosophy receives, by the study 
of the problems presented for consideration and by the intellectual eflFort required for 
their solution. 

Let us first consider the effects accruing from the magnitude of its intellectual view. 
The achievements of the other sciences become insignificant when compared with the 
seemingly superhuman accomplishments of philosophy. 

Again, the human mind ever seeks answers to the innumerable questions that 
present themselves as to the origin of the universe, man, life, etc. Students are fascinated 
by the mystery that ever enshrouds them, and are not satisfied until they grasp the reward 
of their endeavor, a reward attainable in the study of philosophy. 

Philosophical study is further disciplinary in that none of its results can rest on 
mere authority. Each individual student must exercise his own activities to reach the 
dogmatic results. For example, the fundamental facts in astronomy or chemistry are 
given the student outright and so only the result is gained. The mental processes 
which originally led to the result are not imposed upon the student. Inasmuch as it 
is the process which chiefly imparts the discipline, it is seen that just as far as results 
are gained, exclusive of the process, the most important end of education, namely, 
that of developing man himself, is lost; or rather, not attained. With the study of 
philosophy such is not the case. We cannot separate the product from the process. 
We cannot reach the result of the author unless we go through the precise mental 
process, or a similar one, whereby he reached his result. 

In the study of the other sciences, a certain degree of mental training is attainable, 
but in the study of the ""Queen of the Natural Sciences" — philosophy — man finds the 
mental training which leads to a full development of all of his intellectual powers. 





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General Chairman — Rosemary Cummings 
Comm'ntee Chahwen — Eleanor Kelleher 
Helen Barrett 
Mary O'Shea 
Margaret Garvey 
Philippa Burke 
Anna Lehr 



Senior Prom 

3T lies in the very near future, our Senior Prom. It holds unknown joys in store 
for us, and yet we look forward to it with sadness. It will be our last gathering 
as students of Our Lady of the Elms. Then again, — it is our "prom". That 
word has a magic effect on us, and our spirits rise in anticipation: soft lights — a warm 
spring evening — the stir of fragile gowns — sweet swing — and happiness — and friends — 
and laughter — and youth — and high hopes. 




Chairman Ex-Officio — 
Coniuiittee Chairnien — 



Edna Lunney 
-Eleanor O'Herron 
Marie Ford 
Ann Carroll 
Claire McCarthy 
Frances Mulholland 
Mary Mahoney 



Junior Prom 

MOOTH simplicity was the keynote of our Junior Prom. The glamour of a 
starlight rocf with its midnight blue and silver was a stroke of genius on the 
part of our decoration committee. Special blue lighting effects added to the 
color scheme. Collegiate couples danced under a luminous moon to Dol Brissette's 
Sophisticated Swing. Frantic days of preparation were spent so that this event would 
meet the high standards set by our previous undertakings. The final perfection and 
enjoyment fully repaid us, and we shall always remember the perfect joy of real satis- 
faction. 




Committee Chairmen — Mary Larkin 

Gertrude Footit 

LORETTA McCaRRY 

Mary Mahoney 
Dolores Donlin 
Frances Mulholland 
Ann Carroll 
Claire McCarthy 



Sophomore Hop 

/"-gt^UR Sophomore Hop was an innovation — the first one at O. L. E. It filled the 
I |LJ need of a spring "informal". Our enthusiasm spread through the entire student 
body; and everyone turned out for the soiree. The gym was gaily decorated, 
and music was furnished by the Holy Cross Dance band, led by Tom Donlin. The 
success of this our first informal dance gave us high hopes for our forthcoming Junior 
Prom. 




Cap and Gown Sunday 

Sober, steadfast, and demure, 
All in robe of darkest grain, 
Flowing with majestic train, 
And sable stole of cypress lawn 
Over thy decent shoulders drawn. 

HUS were the Seniors on that glad day, when in official manner, we donned the 
coveted cap and gown for the first time. Many a time we had posed in the 
Seniors' gowns, and sighed enviously for the time when we would have earned 
the right to wear them. 

In a beautiful ceremony in our chapel, we received the blessing of the Sacred Host 
from the hands of His Excellency, Bishop O'Leary. It was an added pleasure to have 
for our speaker, the Reverend Frederick McCarten of the Society of Jesus. In his 
address. Father McCarten impressed upon us the obligation of following in our own 
lives, and of teaching to others the principles of the true Christian Education which 
we have received here at Our Lady of the Elms. Later, when we were presented to 
His Excellency, our Most Reverend Bishop, we again received his blessing, and heard 
repeated his fervent prayer that we never fail the trust that is placed in us, the wearers 
of the Cap and Gown. 





Elmata Staff 



Editor-in-Chief — Dolores Donlin 
Business Manager — Edna Lunney 
Asst. Business Mgr. — Eleanor O'Herron 
Associate Editors — Mary O'Shea 

Margaret Riley 
Margaret Garvey 
Gertrude Footit 
Art Editor — ANN Carroll 



General Chairman — Dolores Donlin 
Committee Chairmen — Loretta McCarry 
Mary Larkin Gertrude Footit 

Mary O'Connor Margaret Garvey 
Eleanor O'Herron Anna Lehr 



Freshmen Reception 




AY, indeed, was the "Nineties" party at which we welcomed the Freshmen to O. L. E. — 
Do you remember? 



After a candle light supper in O'Leary Hall, at tables frivolously decorated in red and white, 
we introduced the Freshmen to their first song fest on their first "Elms Night." 

They're a grand group of girls, aren't they? Remember what good sports they were, when 
we all went over to the gym for the much dreaded initiation? There was a singing contest, and 
there were games, and they willingly did whatever was asked of them. The freshmen were not 
the only ones to perform. We had also a Senior "Potter Palmer," accompanied by a stylish belle 
in plumes and sashes, a bustle and leg-o-mutton sleeves. Then to the tune of "Strolling Thru the 
Park One Day," a group of Floradora Girls went through a tiller routine. 

When each and every newcomer to the halls of O. L. E. had been introduced to the three 
upper classes the beaus and belles swung into an old fashioned cotillon followed by the schottische, 
polka and waltz. Then came the newer "Lambeth Walk" and the "Big Apple." So did a trip to 
the dim days of the "Nineties" end with an uproarious "truckin" back to the newer, if not gayer 
days of the "terrific thirties." 



"Come Ta- Ra- Ra-Boom — De- Ay " in the grand old way. 
We've a party planned for the Nineties Gay — 
Girls dressed in ruffles, plumes, and sashes, 
Beaus in checked trousers and wild moustaches." 




General Chairman — 
Coniniittee Chairmen- 



Hallo 



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Party 



Mary Fogarty 
-Mary Larkin 
Margaret Fitzpatrick 
Frances Mulholland 



,N October 31, the Class of '39 made its debut as "hostesses". The gym was 
transformed into a barn, — hay was strewn on its floor: lanterns and pumpkins 
were hung, and sophomores, clad in black and orange welcomed the seniors 
and the college faculty to their first party. In such a setting, it is no wonder that the 
Hallowe'en spirit ran high. Songs, dances, specialty acts, a grand march, costume prizes, 
pranks and the recognized fall refreshments, — cider and doughnuts — filled the evening's 
bill. The highlight of the evening, however, came for us as the seniors, each bearing 
her gift and favor, bade us good evening, assuring us that our party was the "best ever." 
Then did we feel that we had reached the pinnacle of success, — we had carried on the 
Elms tradition of more spirited and more novel parties. 




General Chanman — 
CoDJinittee Chan nieih 



Ann Carroll 
Mary Mahoney 
Mary Larkin 
Frances Mulholland 



Elmata Dance 

^■''HE Bohemian atmosphere must be conducive to congeniality. Its prototype at 
Af ^ the Elms certainly was. On the eve of Armistice Day, the gym was transformed 
into a Bohemian Night Club, and general good fellowship was everywhere 
prevalent. It was the occasion of the Elmata dance — the first money-making project 
of the year. If it was successful in the financial end (and it was) it was much more 
successful in the splendid college spirit it displayed. 



Retreat 

^<(^ATHER McCARTEN was the retreat master for this our last retreat. From this 
retreat, we derived not only spiritual benefits, but many practical applications 
of our religious training as well. Father McCarten's treatment of modern 
problems was a fitting conclusion for our collegiate retreats, since it prepared us to face 
every-day questions from a modern Catholic viewpoint. The last day of the retreat, 
he called a conference in the lounge of the members of the Senior class. We discussed 
the theatre, travel, current books and modern art. We shall remember Father McCarten 
for his outstanding personality, and genial humor, as well as for the spiritual benefits 
we derived from his conferences. 




Mid 'Winter Lecture Series 



3N these days of "isms", propaganda, accusations, repercussions, and clouded issues, 
it is more than usually necessary for the Catholic college student to have a clear 
idea of the Church's stand on modern problems. We must know and understand 
her theory, if we are to be able to discuss intelligently questions of the day without 
being led astray by illogical thinking. 

Realizing this we are, indeed, deeply grateful to our faculty for bringing to us in 
our senior year outstanding speakers, who treated Catholism and Americanism in masterly 
fashion. To those men, each a speciaHst in his own field, we will always be indebted 
for their clear and logical expositions. 

These Friday night lectures were given by members of the faculty of the Catholic 
University over a period of six weeks. On January 13, the series opened with a lecture 
by Dr. George Johnson on "Catholicism and Youth." The following week Monsignor 
Edward Jordan gave a correlating talk on "Catholicism and Education." 

The subject of "Catholicism and Philosophy" was treated by Rev. Ignatius Smith, 
O. P. Monsignor John Haas analyzed the labor problem in "Catholicism and Labor." 
Closely allied with this was Monsignor Ryan's lecture on "Catholicism and Social 
Action." The series was closed on February 17 with the lecture of Monsignor Fulton 
J. Sheen on "Catholicism and Communism. ' 

We may not remember every fact presented. Undoubtedly, many salient details 
have escaped us; but it has been indelibly impressed upon our minds that our Church 
has today, in this hodge-podge of conflicting philosophies, definite, just, and reasonable 
theories for solving modern problems of social and political life. 



Tribute to Our Alumnae 



OR the last time as Seniors, we speak to our alumnae. We are deeply grateful 
to them for their kindness and cooperation during the past four years, and most 
especially for the help extended to us in this, our last year. Membership in 
their body is a pleasure to which we are all looking forward, and of which we hope 
to be worthy. 





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A Tribute 



HE College of Our Lady of the Elms lost a loyal supporter and a sincere friend 
on January 23, 1939, in the passing of Right Reverend Monsignor William E. 
Foley, P. R., the venerable pastor of the Sacred Heart Church in Holyokc. 
Monsignor Foley needs no eulogy from us. He has proven himself an exceptional 
churchman in all his assignments, and these have extended from Williamstown in the 
far Berkshires, to Blackstone Valley. Under his pastoral direction, the Sacred Heart, 
his last parish, has thriven. He added a new gem to the parish group — a community 
hall and gymnasium, unequalled among such buildings, and exquisitely and practically 
equipped for daily utility. Builder, organizer and inspiration to any work for God's 
people, Monsignor Foley's activities were not strictly parochial. For a decade of years 
he has served our College as Trustee. Not once was he missing, when the occasion called 
for his presence. His was not merely passive service. Each year brought us a freshman 
from the Sacred Heart, sponsored by Rt. Rev. Monsignor Foley. His interest in science 
is evidenced by the rich equipment of our laboratories — the gift of our beloved Mon- 
signor Foley. One of his last acts was to establish a permanent fund for a scholarship, 
to be awarded to a member of the Senior class of the Sacred Heart School. His name 
will be remembered each June at the yearly distribution of prizes ; for the Assembly 
prizes are awarded from a fund established by Monsignor Foley. 

May his name be reverently and prayerfully recalled often at the College of Our Lady 
of the Elms. 




Parents' Patron List 



Mr. Thomas Barrett. Sr. 
Mr. and Mrs. James J. Bresnahan 
Mr. and Mrs. Ulick M. Burke 
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Callahan 
Mrs. John B. Cantwell 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Carroll 
Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Clancy 
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Courtney 
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Cummings 
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Danahey 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Decker 
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Donlin 
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Fitzpatrick 
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel V. Fogarty 
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Footit 
Mrs. John A. Ford 
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew T. Garvey 
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick F. Giblin 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gillooly 
Mrs. Solomon Joseph 



Mr. and Mrs. James L. Keegan 
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. Kelleher 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Larkin 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Lehr 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Lunney 
Mrs. Gertrude Maguire 
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Mahoney 
Mr. and Mrs. John Martinik 
Mr. and Mrs. John J. McCarry 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. McCarthy 
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. McKenna 
Mr. and Mrs. Valentine H. Moggio 
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Morin 
Mrs. Mary Mulholland 
Mr. and Mrs, William M. O'Connor 
Mr. and Mrs. Terrence C. O'Donnell 
Mr. Dennis E. O'Herron 
Mr. and Mrs. John O'Shea 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Albano Pecora 
Mr. Richard Riley 



Junior Class 



The sun has set on college days, 
Life stretches out in parted ways ; 
Stars shine forth in hopeful skies, 
And sure success before you lies. 

To you, our Senior pals and friends 
The Junior class its wishes sends. 
May Alma Mater's blessing bide 
In future years to be your guide. 



Sophomore Class 



FAREWELL TO '39 

To our Senior sisters dear, 

We say "farewell," and shed a tear. 
Fair, gay, and loyal class, 

We pray, as from this port you pass. 
That our kind Lady of the Elms 

Will help you guide your separate helms; 
That with her standard at your mast 

She'll guide you to her Son, at last. 
'Tis our hope and prayer that you will be 

Ever loving and true to O. L. E. 

Class of '41, 




Freshman Class 

Fair seniors, Class of 1939, 

May your road of life 

Be joyous and fine. 

May the tasks with which you meet 

On your journey through life 

Become stepping stones for you. 

May you escape all strife; 

May your cares be dispelled; 

May your tears fade away; 

May happiness follow you 

Through every day. 

May God be your guide 

In joy and sorrow. 

Best of luck from '42 

On your journey tomorrow. 




Alumnae Association 

College of Our Lady 
of the Elms 





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Acknowledgements 

^^♦E wish to express our sincere thanks to those who have helped us in the publish- 
1-1-1 ing of the 1939 Elmata. To our Reverend Moderator, to Mr. Stephen Bible 
of the Bible-Plimpton Co., to Mr. Herman Provost of the Phoenix Engraving 
Co., to Mr. Arthur Johnson, our photographer, to the student body, to the Alumnae, 
and to our friends we are deeply indebted. We hope that this volume proves worthy 
of their interest. 



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